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Aug 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
and the speech will begin. then some time after 2:00, president obama and former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter will speak on the steps of the linken memorial to honor king's legacy and his call to let freedom ring. at 3:04, 50 years to the minute after king's address, organizers at dozens of sites around the country will ring bells. among them is this bell. from the 16th street baptist church in birmingham. the bell that rang in 1963 just before a bomb killed four little girls. organizers say they are remembering the bloodshed by all in the struggle for civil rights. by the way, we mentioned that m former president bill clinton will speak today. breaking news from the white house this morning. we can report that former president bill clinton is being tapped to deliver a major policy speech on behalf of the white house defending and explaining the health care law. the affordable care act. he'll do so at his presidential library in little rock, arkansas, on wednesday, one week from today. president obama once dubbed clinton the secretary of explaining stuff. he actually had ano
FOX News
Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
there was either an implicit or explicit deal between bill clinton and barack obama during the re-election campaign of 2012 whereby if bill clinton was a good boy and helped the president in awn qualifieded way which he wasn't doing until the convention, the president would turn around and clear the path for hillary. now you see the vice president who's very loyal to the president emerging through sources as potentially wanting to run in spite of hillary's run. it leads me to think that now president's focused more on who could protect my legacy better. that's certainly going to be joe biden and not hillary clinton. >> now that we've given vice president biden his props let me tell you why i think hillary is probably inevitable as a candidate. >> i agree. >> i think she's got two waves of goodwill coming at here, neither deserved. first she was humiliated by her husband. secondly she was humiliated by barack obama. both of those men went on to become president. she did not. i think there are a lot of democratic voters throughout who desperately want to make it up to her. >> i would put ate little b
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 3:00pm PDT
'reilly's failed argument on the march. >>> plus, look out, right wingers. is bill clinton versus sarah palin on obama care. wonder how this political title fight might end. >>> and friend or foe, i want to know. e-mail me what's on your mind. "reply al" is ahead. ♪ ♪ we go, go, we don't have to go solo ♪ ♪ fire, fire, you can take me higher ♪ ♪ take me to the mountains, start a revolution ♪ ♪ hold my hand, we can make, we can make a contribution ♪ ♪ brand-new season, keep it in motion ♪ ♪ 'cause the rhyme is the reason ♪ ♪ break through, man, it doesn't matter who you're talking to ♪ [ male announcer ] completely redesigned for whatever you love to do. the all-new nissan versa note. your door to more. ♪ your door to more. i'to guard their manhood with trnew depend shields and guards. the discreet protection that's just for guys. now, it's your turn. get my training tips at guardyourmanhood.com >>> we've been asking our msnbc family to tell us what they're doing in their communities to advance dr. king's dream. and we've received some great responses. the quali
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 12:30am EDT
found in nepal before those soldiers were deployed. even bill clinton - the un special envoy to haiti - has said that un peacekeepers from that base are the likely source of the disease in haiti. but the one thing that hasn't happened is that the un hasn't accepted any kind of liability for bringing the epidemic to this country. in fact, at this point, they still won't even talk about it. it's been more than two years since cholera appeared in haiti and we're driving into one of the most isolated areas of the country. communities up here in the mountains surrounding artibonite river are almost completely cut off from basic services. clinics, running water, even roads here are almost non-existent. up here, catching any kind of disease is a serious matter, one that kills as quickly as cholera can be a death sentence. >> it is impossible, really, to imagine how somebody could get along paths like this to medical facilities within a few hours to save lives from cholera. this is the kind of scenario here, and the reality is that many of them don't - and we're on our way now to a funeral at
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 2:30am PDT
him will be speeches by former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton. and in exclusive video provided to "meet the press," president bill clinton took the opportunity to reflect on the march and martin luther king's legacy. >> on august 28th, 1963, i was 17 years old. i knew that martin luther king was scheduled to give the speech so i made sure i was home. it was during summer vacation between my junior and senior years in high school. so i was home sitting in this white leather reclining chair in our den and i turned the speech on. >> let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of new york, let freedom ring from the heightening alleghenys of pennsylvania. >> i don't think the fundamental meaning has changed at all. i think it is power full and poetic and wise. >>> an update on the wildfires in california, the so-called rim fire which is burning for 12 days now. still only 20% contained. it's moving deeper threatening thousands of homes. nbc's miguel almaguer brings us a unique perspective 10,000 feet above the fire. >> reporter: this fire is 230,000 miles bigger than the cit
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 2:00pm EDT
will be dr. king's family. presidents barack obama, bill clinton and jimmy carter as well as silver rights leader congressman john lewis. there will an number of bands and choirs performing in front of the crowd. joining us now from the lincoln memorial our mike viqueira. we have our dr. aubrey hendri hendrix{^l" ^}, and dr. williams of history and codirector of black studies. dr. hendrix, i want to start with you because you had a front-row seat to history last night. you were dining with a few important people. who might that have been. >> well, it was a large reception. i wasn't exactly dining with them. >> that's how we tell the story. >> janet lewis, a number of the king familie family, a number of religious leaders and it was a wonderful, best afire i've been to at the white house. >> one of the interesting things about working in washington as long as i did, there is a tendency when the audience watches the president, when they watch dr. king, they think they're watching someone who is larger than life. these are people who are trust in a moment of history p what was it like for him
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 4:00pm PDT
of the united states during a national address, you lie. they never would have done it against bill clinton and they couldn't stand him. they never would have done it to any other democratic president except barack obama. you can't help but think it's on the basis of race. he has been demonized over and over and over again. today the internet is full of strife with people saying he's a race baiter. a lot of the things he said are valued by conservatives. >> here's more of his speech. he correctly pointed out that dr. king's message tried to transcend race in a way. let's listen to the president make his case. >> the men and women who gathered 50 years ago were not there in search of some abstract idea. they were there seeking jobs as well as justice. dr. king explained that the goals of african-americans were identical to working people of all races. decent wages, fair working conditions, livable housing, old age security, health and welfare measures, conditions in which families can grow, have education for their children, and respect in the community. what king was describing has been the
PBS
Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
and what are they really up to? yes, that's former president bill clinton on the right and on the left, his best friend forever, terry mcauliffe, former chairman of the democratic national committee, fundraiser supreme for both bill and hillary, and the personification of the corporate wing of the democratic party. smack in the middle, that's haley barbour, former chairman of the republican national committee. he made a fortune lobbying for corporations, especially for the ta backco industry, then went home to serve two terms as governor of mississippi, and couldn't wait to get back to washington, where once again, he's gun-slinging for the big boys. so why did these three d.c. desperadoes ride into a small mississippi town? seems that when barbour was governor, he offered mcauliffe a very attractive state package of price and tax subsidies for a plant there to build electric cars for his greentech automotive company. mcauliffe also tapped his politically connected network for more than $100 million in capital with the help of hillary clinton's brother, tony rodham, whose company, gulf coas
FOX News
Aug 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
the tab. >> neil: first katy perry pushing the healthcare law. now form el president bill clinton is asked to do the same but a month before people have to start signing up for these exchanges, centers desperation. what's going on, byron? >> what's going on is new polls show a lot of people don't know what is in obamacare and the people who do know don't like it. so october 1st, the first deadline in which the exchanges will be up and running, people will be able to shop for health insurance on statewide markets, and the big deadline, january 1st, where the whole system will be in effect with the exception of the employer mandate which president obama delayed on his own, but the whole system would be in effect and people will pay parentally be receiving subsidies to purchase insurance. >> neil: they might delay provisions, might have to do everything they can, pull out the stops, pull stars from the hollywood and the musical word and political, bill clinton's case, but they'll get people to sign up because it is the law and it's a matter of time before people wakeup. >> that's where the ma
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 10:00pm EDT
and the cavalcade's now leaving and we still haven't got any answers. bill clinton there saying it's not for him to decide whether or not the un is liable. but he's actually said that the un brought the disease to this island, so if he can't answer the question about accountability, it's not really clear who can. our next stop: un headquarters in haiti. here, at least we'd be able to find out why mario's clients had been waiting over a year for a response to their lawsuit. we'd been promised an interview with nigel fisher, the head of the un mission in haiti that's known by its acronym "minustah". >> well hi, is that nigel fisher's office? hi is that nigel fishers office? hi there, i'm trying to get through to nigel fisher's office, there doesn't seem to be anybody answering the phone now. >> but it was proving difficult to get hold of him. >> hello, there's still no answer from nigel fisher's office. it doesn't look like it's going to happen. ok well, i guess we'll just do what we can to try and catch up with him. but just as we were about to give up... >> this is nigel fisher, this is the man
FOX News
Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
in syria. it does remind me to go back to another useless democratic president, bill clinton when he went into bosnia, and madeleine albright and secretary of defense cohen claims to us that hundreds of thousands of civilians were being murdered by milosevic and the u.n. goes and digs up bodies and they find a few thousand men of military age. they wanted to intervene in bosnia and specifically said, madeleine albright did, bill clinton did, this is america at its best, because it serves no territorial interest, no national security interest of ours, this is what democrats tell us. and again, the only reason obama escalated a war in afghanistan where there is no point to regime change. there are more goats than flushed toilets there, the literacy rate is 19%. the life expectancy is 44. what are we doing in afghanistan, he's allowing americans to die in afghanistan because of a line he used on the campaign trail and that's what's happening in syria now. he said the red line is chemical weapons -- and now that's why we have to intervene? >> what about the slaughter that was taking place in
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
, first lady michelle, jimmy carter and bill clinton, making their way down, all to commemorate the 50 years since martin luther king, jr.'s, "i have a dream" speech. logon to nbcbayarea.com to watch it live any time. logon to nbcbayarea.com to watch [ male announcer ] at sizzler... it's back for a limited time! fire grilled steak and golden all-you-can-eat shrimp for an incredible $9.99! only at sizzler! >>> this morning, a memorial continues to grow for 17-year-old robert orlando, killed in a car crash the night before he was to start his senior year at san ramon valley high school. >> it's cliche. and you hear it all the time, especially in times like these. but he was special. he was going to make a big difference in the world for the world and for himself, because people just gravitated around him. >> so tough. orlando and two friends were on their way home from a fishing trip monday night went driver of the car crashed into a tree. they were only five minutes from orlando's home. the cause of the crash is under investigation but police say there were no immediate signs of drugs o
CNN
Aug 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
president jimmy carter will speak. as well as former president bill clinton will speak here as well. then, of course, president barack obama. plus, civil rights icon, congress n congressman john lewis, the only surviving speaker from the 1963 march on washington will deliver his remarks. first we'll hear from superstar oprah winfrey. oprah is scheduled to speak any minute now. we wait for oprah winfrey and others to take to the podium, and they will begin to speak. joining me here in washington is my colleague, wolf blitzer. wolf, of course, you noaa wa very well. you have covered washington for decades. what does today mean for you and the nation's capital? >> it means a great deal. it means so much because all of us who have lived through these 50 years remember what it was like then. remember what we've gone through over these so many years. we know, of course, what it's like right now. don, it's very, very fascinating that at a sensitive moment like this, when the president of the united states getting ready to deliver his important remarks commemorating the 50th anniversary of dr. ma
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >>> so what do andrew dice clay, ocht j. simpson, bill clinton, the eagles all have in common? each figured at some point or another, we'll get to the eagles thing in a moment. examines what it means to be villainous. and why america loves to hate the anti-hero. he says, grappling with villains real and imagined. a villain is the person who knows the most and cares the least. he is also the ethicist for "the new york times" magazine. i'm sure a lot of folks read that as well. how are you, sir? >> good, how are you doing? >> i'm always a little biased to a guy named chuck. >> chuck lorre or something -- >> absolutely. what's interesting, i'm going to make the politics first. you threw in bill clinton. we've been doing nixon. the original modern day villain for people who are still alive today. you made an interesting observation in the book about why bill clinton survived his scandal and why richard nixon didn't. >> when i was initially doing this book, i actually was intending to write about nixon. seemed like a figure, an important person to talk about. so i'm reading all these boo
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
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Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 1:00pm EDT
of operation desert fox when president bill clinton was president in 1998, this would be a big action if it is authorized by president obama. >> secretary of state john kerry is said to address the situation in syria in 50 minutes from now. a jury in texas is wrestling with the fate of a mass murderer as the sentencing phase begins for army major nadal hassan. hassan was convicted in the army shooting spree that took place in 2009. 13 people were killed and 40 people were injured. the sentencing phase is expected to last two to three days and the jury will hear impact statement from those who were impacted by the mass shooting. we go to a military prosecutor and law professor o, thank you r being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> do you think hassan is going to get the death penalty? >> well, in my opinion the case for the death penalty is very compelling. there is uncontested proof of his mass murder, and what we're seeing today is presentation of evidence that indicates how devastating these crimes were to the victims and the victims' families. that's the standard we use to de
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 11:00am EDT
the quarter million that were here 50 years ago, but they will have bill clinton, jimmy carter, two white southerns, and the sitting president, president obama. >> i wasn't sure whether or not that trumpeter was your theme song? but president obama being the first african american president some 50 years later after martin luther king's historic speech. >> and it's more than just symbolism, it's a reality. this is a president who has tread lightly on the issues of race. that is to the disappointment of many of his core constituents. they are probably wants to hear more from the president over the last several years, but there's also disappointment that there hasn't been marked improvement in standings of race relations in our society, dell. >> mike viqueira joining us live from the washington mall. we know you are going to be very busy down there. mike thank you very much. >>> before we go back to the events in washington, we want to take a look back at this significant period of time in american history. back on april 12th, 1968, dr. king was arrested and put in jail. that's where he wro
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 2:00am EDT
for government support. >> reporter: former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton said king's message still resonates. >> dad challenged us, that's what he did, he challenged our nation to be a better nation for all god's children. >> reporter: one common theme from speakers today, america has come a long way, but still has a long way to go. mike viqueira, al jazeera, washington. >> thousands of fast food workers across the country are expected to walk off the job today to demand higher wages. an average worker makes $15,000 a year. they are demanding to more than double that. that is the latest in a string of protests that began last november. >>> muslims in new york city are calling for justice department investigation into police surveillance of city mosques. as cap turner reports, muslims feel the tension is racial profiling. >> reporter: midday prayers in brooklyn, but according to the new york police department this is not merely a place of worship. documents leaked to the associated press this is one of a dozen mosques in the city which has been secretly labeled by the adopt as a ter
FOX News
Aug 29, 2013 10:00am PDT
and they are no votes on this. they know it is coming but not aimed at regime change. >> this is bill clinton on steroids. bill clinton did this in 1993 and again in 2,000 and again in 98. bill clinton looked at it and said i am a weak president and i can fire cruise missiles that did nothing and didn't stop terrorism and we have the uss cole. and didn't punish saddam hussein that he stopped brutal otherwising his people. you have a weak president who looks in the mirror and all of them except for the mirror that you are making a terrible mistake. you don't have an end game or regime change and support the syrian opposition if you are not going further you better not do it at all. >> it will be something to see how it pans out without the consultation of congress and now includes democrats and republicans a like saying we have to think it out. and that's the purpose of the constitution and balance there to vet out the ideas. >> he's creating with all of the loose talk, he's created a enormous problem constitutionally because he has no authority to do it. >> when we decided to attack down the
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
at the national mall 50 years on. president obama was joined by bill clinton and jimmy carter. obama said king and other civil rights leadee local assemblieses, congress and even the white house. but he also expressed concern for the nation's economic disparities that are widening, not shrinking. >> as always has been noted, black unemployment has remained almost twice as high as white unemployment. latino unemployment close behind. the gap in wealth between races has not lessened, it's grown. >> opinion polls suggest that 79% of african-americans say the country still has a long way to go before it achieves a society free of racial prejudices. >>> i have a dream w those words martin luther king jr. inspired people everywhere to join him in his quest for equal rights for all. 50 years after the speech, people continued to reflect on the importance of his vision. the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. was born in 1929 in atlanta, georgia. he became a leader who dedicated his whole life to fighting racial discrimination. he delivered his "i have a dream" speech at the lincoln memorial in washin
Univision
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
mundo cambio, los ex presidentes bill clinton y jimmy carter también esuvieron presentes, emociones que no pudo contener trinidad. >> es una emoción estar con mi hija que sepa lo que es liuchar por la gente. >> lo inspiro para luchar por los más necesitados. >> estaba en california trabajando en el campo, ganabamos 5 dólares la hora y pensaba que así era en los estados unidos. >> si bien es cierto que mucho se ha logrado sobre todo los derechos de los 11 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados. >> michos de que los que están aquí dicen que los latinos tienen los mismos retos de los afroamericanos, que es el derecho de votar. >> 11 millones son bastantes personas y en mi opinión debería darles uno la oportunidad porque han estado viviendo aquí. >> y en algunos ambitos no será fácil. todavía hay trabajadores ganando sueldo de miseria. >> washington claudia useda, univisión. >> retomando la noticia, los incendios están aledaños al parque yosemite, mi compañera está en un pueblo afectado9. >> pareciera que estamos en un pueblo fantasma pero aquí viven 1500 personas y en est
NBC
Aug 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
. bill clinton and jimmy carter will also be featured. >>> now to some other stories making news this morning. bradley manning, the soldier who leaked thousands of secret government documents, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on wednesday. manning's lawyer has other plans, though, saying the army private could be out in as little as seven years and may even seek a presidential pardon. >>> the girlfriend of the australian baseball player shot dead in oklahoma says finding out about his death was the most shocking thing she ever experienced and her heart, quote, just broke right there. when asked about the three teens suspected of the murders, she said she never wants to hear of them again. >> they have no remorse and no compassion and no motive, so i have no time. they are not worth my effort. >>> another bizarre twist in the hannah anderson kidnapping case. her family has denied reports that hannah's alleged abductor could have been her biological father. this after the family of now deceased james dimaggio requested dna samples. the andersons say hannah's mother did not nemee
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 4:30am PDT
three presidents, jimmy carter, bill clinton, president obama. dr. king's family will be there for the commemoration. >> groupon making new moves as it tries to get head to head with am ma ma done. >> good morning. >> good morning. futures higher after the markets tanked tuesday on worries of the increasing possibility of a u.s. military strike in syria. dow closing at its lowest level since june. nas sadaq had its worst day in months. gold jumping. oil continues to surge trading near $110 a barrel today. syria does have little oil but traders fear a military intervention could lead to instability in the east and possibly disrupt the flow of crude from the region. the dow dropping 170. users had trouble accessing "the new york times" access and twitter tuesday as both were hit by cyberattacks. the syrian electronic army, a hacker group that supports the assad regime is claiming responsibility. it set up alternate sites for stories. >>> groupon maying moving in on amazon's turf. the "wall street journal" reports the daily deal site is look into a network of warehou
ABC
Aug 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
and former presidents bill clinton and majority, tomorrow at the tribute at the lincoln memorial. the let freedom ring commemoration remembers dr. dr. martin luther king jr. i have a dream speech with musical performances. >> in san francisco, plain clothe police will wear cameras during property certain. the project comes after questionable drug raids at residential hotels in 2011. the prosecution dropped dozens of cases after footage from the hotel security prompted allegations the officers lied of the circumstances of drug searches and arrests. police were also accused of stealing from suspects. the cameras will be warn on their chest. >> oakland police, the c.h.p., and the coast guard and other bay area agencies have joined forces to clean out the oakland estuary. dozens of officers gathered at jack london square boarding boats and will patrol the waters looking for abandoned or illegal boats and anything el in the estuary they deem "dangerous." >> mike nicco is ahead with the forecast. >> holiday coming up this weekend and putting summer to bed in most parts of the country but here i
CBS
Aug 22, 2013 11:00pm PDT
you aren't from around here. >> good for him. the last time the pirates had a winning season. bill clinton beat george hw bush to get the presidency. rough night for big daddy cain, look a line drive from gabby sanchez. cain would leave, but the rays were negative. the pirates blew it open. sanchez with the two-run ground rule double, pittsburgh scored seven in tinning and the pirates win 10-5. i have the thursday night top five. at number five, we were in kansas city last week, but i tell you, i didn't see any catches like this. the royals alex gordon makes it, but chicago won the game 4- 3. at number four, brian wilson now bleeding dodger blue, finished la off 6-0 against miami. that picture, lee, who played all nine positions in san rafael last night. number two, these guys in oregon, three of them, this time including somebody on a roller skate and a person in a gorilla suit. but this washington state cheer leader did a black flip and threw the ball from three quarters court and look. oh man. unbelievable. i do like the guys in the swimming pool. they know they are going nation
CBS
Aug 25, 2013 7:30am PDT
from the steps of the lincoln memorial, along with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter. closer to home, hundreds marched in san jose. they walked about a mile to the santa clara county building. one woman in the crowd marched in washington herself 50 years ago. she says, in her view, there has been significant progress, but a lot more needs to be done. >> the march on washington will also be on the agenda for face the nation today. colin powell joins bob schieffer. that's on face the nation starting at 8:30, right here on kpix 5. >>> still ahead, what san francisco has left to do to live up to the "i have a dream" speech. >>> and the action san francisco may be taking against nevada for dumping mentally ill patients here. >>> and a shark. >> yikes! >>> in the weather department, it's a misty start to your sunday morning. we'll have the entire forecast for you, right after a break. these are the hands a pediatrician. these are pioneering advances in heart surgery. and these are developing groundbreaking treatments for cancer. they're the hands of the nation's top doctor
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 2:30am PDT
as bill clinton. lee daniels' the butler in theaters now. >> all right. well, steve martin may be one of the funniest men alive, but in recent years he's been showing off his banjo skills. now he's in a rivalry with another well-known banjo extraordinary their. ♪ ♪ >> that was okay, but i think you missed a note there. >> i think that was your note. >> the last note was you. >> i haven't missed a note in three years. >> i have no idea why we showed you that, but let's go to the main event. and the or begigins to high fiv. take a look. >> high five was invented in 1977 by a couple of baseball players. we don't actually have that footage, but you can be sure they had mustaches and tighter pants than these days. let me tell you a little story. i was at a state park with my daughter when she was 4. a lady comes up and says sweetie, give me a high five. she looked at her in the he eye and said we don't call for high fives, we either do them or we don't. the key it preserving it is early education. so i'm going to educate people after i get up off this bench. >> yeah, high five. go, gir
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
will on the national mall 50 years on. president obama was joined by two former presidents, bill clinton and jimmy carter. he said king and other leaders helped change a sem pleas and congress and even the white house. he expressed concern that disparities are widening and not shrinking. >> this has been noticed like unemployment remained almost twice as high as white unemployment and latinos close behind. >> 79% of african-americans say the country has a long way to go before it achieved the society free of racial prejudices. king inspired americans from all parts of the country. 50 years after the speech, people are reflecting on his vision. martin luther king was born in 1929 in georgia and dedicated his to fighting discrimination. in august of 1963 he joined in the march on washington and thrived the words that would be repeated over and over. >> i have a dream. that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judge issed by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >> his speech electrified millions of americans figh
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 6:30pm PDT
and his wife arrived. former president jimmy carter and bill clinton are also on hand. the two other surviving presidents, george bush and george w. bush were all -- were unable to attend. president obama began addressing the crowd a few moments ago. >> we rightly and best remember dr. king's soaring oratory that they. how he gave a mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions, how he offered a celebration path -- salvation path. his words along to the ages. investing a power and prophecy unmatched in our times. >> our correspondent is in washington at the celebrations. can you give us a flavor of the atmosphere there today? >> it is a very special atmosphere. tens of thousand of people turned up in spite of the bad weather. john lewis, the only man, civil rights activist, who stood here 50 years ago with mart luther king. we had actors, jamie foxx and oprah winfrey spoke. all very well receed from this ry mixed crowd, but as you can imagine, the stars here were the three presidents. you don't get to see three presidents speaking in the space of 45 minutes that often and the biggest o
FOX
Aug 27, 2013 4:30am PDT
was two years old then. the president will be joined by former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter. >>> the latest battle is post traumatic stress syndrome. tie carter was given the medal of honor. he pulled a wounded soldier to safety. he mace died in surgery. >> during the battle i lost some of the hearing in my left ear. i will always hear the voice of special, i'll hear his plea for help for the rest of his life. >>> carter said he decided to make his struggles public to try to dispel the stigma of what he calls the invisible wounds of war. >>> they're reaching out to parents of students, the district says last year 16% of kindergarteners were chronically and september. that's higher than the average for all grades. district leaders can be some patients don't take school seriously. >> that's when kids need to be setting the foundation of learning and too many of our students are not in school. >> that hurts more than the individual student who misses classes. last year the district lost out 2.2 million in state funds because of chronic absences, that's enough to hire 30 more te
FOX
Aug 28, 2013 4:30am PDT
my kids here. >> bill clinton and jimmy carter among the speakers today. along with oprah winfrey and jamie foxx. >>> a nonprofit group called d.c. 2024 is hosting a campaign to host the summer games in the washington-baltimore area. supporters predict the cost will be much lower because the area already has prime facilities. >> we won't have to build many new facilities for our olympics. the idea is we are already a leg up. >> other american cities mentioned as possibly bidding for the games include san francisco, los angeles, san diego, philadelphia, and boston. >>> coming up a controversial ban targeting soda, sugary drinks, and even whole milk. the bay area city that is considering it. >>> a party bus shooting in san francisco caught on camera. and this time the shots were fired from inside the bus. >>> good morning. traffic is actually doing pretty well around the bay area. as we look at highway 4 coming up westbound, we will tell you more about the morning commute and the bay weather. >>> and this early wednesday morning dense fog regrouping near the coast and right around t
SFGTV
Aug 25, 2013 4:30am PDT
as the harlem of the west and marcus bookstore is very well known where bill clinton went after he left the white house. they admired the bookstore. i would buy literature for their grandchildren. their young adults and temperatures very astute and very well - they understand their cultural and they're going on to college and i thank marcus bookstore for that. marcus was born august 17, 1887. he gave us his identity and he hooked united states up with our motherland african where we found out we all came from. okay. and that history in that store is where children can learn. not only ourselves but yourselves too. it's worth saving. redevelopment was tearing - >> thank you. next speaker. . i live in the western edition. marcus books needs to stay in fillmore. i grew up and was living in chinatown. it looks different from chinatown but right now, i'm living in the west edition are i see that fill more is very much different than when i was the. there's hardly any remedy in advance of a black business are the chicago barber shop is gone and this is the last black business to the past. i
NBC
Aug 24, 2013 6:30pm EDT
've seen this. bill clinton, because he's one of meyer heros and that's definitely my favorite. >> thicke getting up close to at&t customers in chicago. and after six albums and one certified megahit, robin amazed how much the music biz has changed. >> the fact that my 3-year-old can download his own songs better than me is where technology has brought us. but you know, you need innovative companies like blackberry and at&t. >> watch his performance at extratv.com. >> all right. let's cut across the grove where rene is one of the most talented actresses in hollywood and one of the smartest. >> your personality is quirky. >> congratulations, firstly, on your emmy nominations. >> thank you. >> what was your reaction when you heard the news? >> total shock. >> this is her second nomination for playing his girlfriend. >> we consummated our relationship during a game of dungeons and dragons. >> she has real-life science credit. you have a ph.d. in neuro science. >> jim parsons says i know what everyone is saying on the show. i guess it comes in handy. heat, goingr taking through a typical jewi
CNN
Aug 28, 2013 10:00am PDT
with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter, and in just about an hour, oprah winfrey set to take the stage as well. we'll also hear from the king family, including martin luther king iii and the reverend bernice king. civil rights leader and former u.n. ambassador andrew young spoke to the crowd earlier today and then broke into song. ♪ i woke up this morning come on, help me. >> a pretty festive atmosphere out there. joining me, donna brazile, and also joined by van jones, two good friends of mine here. you know, we just saw andrew young, we talked to him just the other day. i didn't realize he was such a beautiful singer, donna. give us a sense of what this is like to be there. >> well, this is a historic occasion. this is a reminder of not just a journey that we traveled over the last 50 years, but it's also a call to action to continue to fight for those issues and those concerns that dr. king laid before us 50 years ago. the march for jobs, the march to raise the minimum wage. the march for freedom and economic justice. this dream continues. despite the weather, people are
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 9:00am EDT
. some i've been speaking to say look back to 1998 when bill clinton was the president of the united states. at the time, there was a row with iraq over weapons inspectors, exactly the same issue, and that's when bill clinton launched operation desert fox, four days of targeted cruise missiles on baghdad. some are saying that something similar is what is possibly being planned at this stage. >> thanks, thanks very much in deed. james bays at the united nations in new york. >> now to egypt, where the main conservative muslim party has agreed to help write the new constitution. new pictures of emerged of the government's efforts to clear bodies away after a crackdown on protests. this video was shot august 14 at sit in in the nasr city area of cairo. hundreds of people died after the army moved in to end six weeks of anti military demonstrations. >> several more muslim brotherhood have been arrested. among them, aids of deputy spiritual leader. many families are worried about relatives detained during the recent protest. >> the damage at the main site of the muslim brotherhood's protes
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 6:00pm EDT
back at 1998 when bill clinton was president of the u.s. and dealing with saddam hussein's iraq and the issue then was getting inspectors access, and bill clinton launch operation desert fox, four days on command centers and areas that they felt weapons were being kept. i think diplomats are suspecting that is what the obama administration has in mind. we're told by the white house that no decision yet has been made. no decision on what exactly is going to happen, and the final decision is on the timing. one useful bit of information that i've come across in the last few minutes following a phone call. >> the u.n. continued their mission. they took their samples, they interviewed their witnesses. so that investigation is underway. one very important caveat to all that is to remember the mandate for this investigation of those inspectors. they have been told to find out whether chemical weapons have been used. they are not supposed to determine who used them. in many ways the investigation can go on, but it doesn't help us in what happens next. and it seems to me that the obama a
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 4:00pm EDT
that we had today. bill clinton admonished those who would complain about it, striking his rhetorical theme saying you got to put the shoulder to the gate and start pushing. we now have a choice, the gears of government can grind to a halt, or we can have the courage to change. >> mike viqueira for us in washington, d.c. at this hour we learned that the fire crews have sent a drone into the rimfires to say that the drone helped to find hot spots that they wouldn't have found otherwise. and there are 4,000 firefighters at the scene. the california rim fire is up to 23% contained. campgrounds at the yosemite national park are closed and main entrance roads from francisco have shut down. we have a look at today's weather. [♪ music ] >> meteorologist: hello, and thank you very much. we're going to take you over to taiwan. first of all before we go out to the western part of the united states we're looking at a tropical storm. this storm right now is basically straddled right on the eastern coast line of taiwan. the storm is going to be a big problem in terms of rain. before sunset this
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 6:00pm EDT
years or disappointed in the progress. we heard john lewis dismiss that and bill clinton dismiss that and president obama dismiss that but he turned to the theme that he talks about most even when he's not on such a grand stage, economic renewal, he used martin luther king's words, what does it profit a man to sit at a lunch counter if you can't afford the meal? the people who marched 50 years ago, were not marching for an abstract principle but for jobs. tony. >> all right mike good to see you. martin luther king iii spoke to us afterwards and said he was moved by president obama's comments. >> the first thing is that it's monumental that this anniversary, this commemoration, was addressed by the president of the united states. and then of course by two former presidents, presidents clinton and president carter. then to be here with my wife and daughter, my brother and his wife, and my sister, and all of our family, and then, to hear themes that resonated, that i've been talking about, throughout this week. we had a march on august 24th where we had over 100,000 people here, als
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